Halloween Weekend Beer Event Guide for Portland

Fogged in Portland based on a Michael Cary photo

Fogged in Portland based on a Michael Cary photo

It’s a frightfully good weekend for beer events around Portland so we thought it would be a good time to bring back our where to drink in PDX column this week. Perhaps it’s just Halloweens scaring up good times but the quality events this weekend go beyond Pumpkin ales and Halloween parties to Apple/Cider Fests, legendary Anniversaries, Belgian beer tastings and more.

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Roscoe’s Halloween Summit

Friday October 30th 2pm
8105 SE Stark St,
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 255-0049

Join Roscoe’s in celebrating Halloween beginning on Friday October 30th and running through Halloween! There will be lots of great pumpkin and Halloween themed beers on tap along with Stone Enjoy by 10-31-15 and Fresh Lagunitas Born Yesterday IPA. Costumes are optional, but they are a lot of fun!

Come of the other breweries (and beers) will include:
-Oakshire (rare keg of Barrel-aged big black jack)
– pFriem (Pumpkin beer)
-Ninkasi (Imperial Pumpkin Sleigh’r)
-Southern Tier (Warlock and PumpKing)
-Almanac (Pumpkin Sour)
-Lompoc (Monster Mash)
-Double Mountain (Devil’s Kriek)
-Ballast Point (Pumpkin Down)
-and many more

Taster Trays will be available!


Kwaktoberfest @ Bazi

Friday October 30th 5-10pm
Bazi Bierbrasserie
1522 SE 32nd Ave
Portland, OR

Celebrate Kwaktoberfest with Artisinal Imports on Friday, October 30th from 5-10 PM at Bazi (1522 SE 32nd Ave – Hawthorne District) featuring a tasting tray with Bosteels Brewery three world-wide known beers: Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet and DeuS.

The tasting event will consist of 5 oz pour of each beer for $15 including a souvenir Kwak glass. This is your opportunity to try the infamous DeuS (Is it champagne or is it beer?), normally available only in 750 ml Dom Perignon bottles.

One lucky winner will also be chosen to take home a Quattro (4-Kwak tasting tray). Raffles with lots of swag gear will take place every top of the hour.

About the beers:

Deus undergoes a lengthy, costly maturation in the Champagne caves of France. The elegant and labor-intensive “methode Champenoise” produces the best sparkling beverages in the world. DeuS has characteristics of both sparkling wine (fine, velvety carbonation) and specialty beer (rich maltiness) but also exhibits a fragrant, herbal and spicy character quite unique and special. Flavors of anise, mint, malt, lavender, and a barely perceptible hoppiness make DeuS a very sophisticated treat. Only available in 750 ml bottles.

Kwak is rich amber in color with a slightly sweet, generously malty character. Hops are subdued, but present a well-considered balance with the juicy ripeness of grain and a fruity, meringue softness.

Brewed with oats, barley and wheat, Tripel Karmeliet has soft, full, rich grain character with hints of banana, vanilla, and a slight, pleasing bubble-gum aroma. A restrained hop bitterness offers perfect balance and a gentle counterpart to its substantial maltiness. World’s Best Ale 2008.

No tricks here, just treats and lots of them!!!! So give the Kwak a try, after all, the glass is half the fun! For more information about the event call 503-234-8888 or visit www.bazipdx.com.

Spirited Stout Fest

Friday October 30th 5pm – 12am
ABV Public House
23588 NW Clara Ln.
Hillsboro, Oregon

Celebration of barrel aged stouts. 13 barrel aged stouts, raffle prizes and great food!


Fall Cider Fest

Saturday October 31st 1-6pm
Orenco Taphouse
1198 NE Orenco Station Pkwy
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

15+ ciders available, don’t forget free parking in Holland’s Rowlock Building!


The Undead Workforce: Graveyard Shift 2015 Halloween Party

Saturday October 31st 8pm 21+
1355 NW Everett St.
costumes encouraged!

The beer zombies from Ninkasi will be taking over the taps with the tastiest brews from their fall lineup while DJ’s Mr. Mumu and Brad Vachal spin out of control with special, curated vinyl sets that are sure to get your dead bones breaking on the dance floor till you have to return to your grave at dawn (or 1am, whichever comes first).

Roaming costume judges will be judging costumes all night and will select 3 finalists in 3 different categories, scariest, funniest and best couple. At midnight, the finalists will be brought up to the podium and a winner in each category will be chosen by the crowd via applause. Finally, the best overall costume will be chosen by the crowd and awarded the $500 cash grand prize!

More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/766112026847939/


Run2Survive Zombie Fest 2015!

Saturday October 31st
Blue Lake Park
20500 NE Marine Drive
Fairview, OR 97024

Will you be a Zombie or a Survivor? 

We have the event for you: ZOMBIE FEST!
Energy Events has teamed up with the Dead for one of the Coolest and Scariest events this Halloween! It’ Survivors vs. Zombies! 

AND Party afterwards at the Zombie Fest. . . The Kraken Rum, Jose Cuervo Cinge, and beer from Ninkasi Brewing will be available for everyone over 21 years of age.

Or maybe you are a little monster or a person that loves Zombies, then we have the Little Zombie Run for the kids. Ages 3-10. Monster Energy Drink and other Non-Alcoholic available for kids under 21

Friday, October 30th
The Rock, Wood Fired Kitchen
22401 NE Glisan St.
Wood Village, OR 97060

9:30am-Registration & Packet Pick-Up open
9:40am-Gear Check available
10:00am-Zombie meeting
11:00am-Survivors start
11:03am-Zombies start chasing
11:00am-2pm: Zombie Fest party
11:45am-Little Zombie Run
2:00pm-Event closed

More Info:

– Little Zombie Run:
– Zombie FEST! Party with Craken Rum, CInge Tequila, Micros Brews, Monster & More!


Apple Market

Sunday November 1st 10am – 4pm
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
1813 NE 2nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon

• Learn cider making. I’ll be on hand to answer questions about how to turn juice into hard cider.

• Enjoy cider donuts from Little T Baker, mulled & warmed sweet cider, bottle sales & growlers to go.

• Buy juice for cider making or enjoy fresh. PLEASE bring your own vessels, growlers, jugs, buckets, corny kegs, or what-have-you? I only have 260 gallons available for sale so don’t come late. Price is $2.50 per gallon for a blend of Washington-grown apple juice, pre-pasteurized and lightly sulfited – just how we prep the juice for making cider, and excellent to drink fresh. We will also have single-variety Newtown Pippin juice for $4/gallon.

• Buy blemished but perfectly delectable fruit for canning, pie making, juicing & other desserts, etc. PLEASE bring your own bag, bin, basket, wagon, etc. Doubled-up brown grocery bags work well. These apples are sold in approximately 25 pound increments (i.e. one rectangular milk crate full) for 25¢ per pound – crazy cheap!

This is an all ages & free event to attend. The taproom is normally 21+ but by following the letter of the law (minors have to enter through the big door and no glass pours available outside of the bar-proper), we are able to get the kids in for this short window.

*NOTICE* Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday Nov. 1st at 2am. Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1 hour.

photo from Gallivant.com

photo from Gallivant.com

Horse Brass 39th Anniversary

Sunday November 1st
Horse Brass Pub
4534 SE Belmont St,
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 232-2202

The legendary English-style pub and beer bar turns 39 years old and is tapping tons of cool beers on Sunday, some are being tapped as early as this Friday.


Fort George Brewery: Hot Shit Hops IPA brewed by the legendary King C & his brother Tim Ensign

Buoy Beer Co. Black Currant Weiss – Kettle soured Fruited belgian wheat beer

Agrarian Ales, Cucurbita Maxima

Agrarian Ales, Kashyyyk Hoppy Black Ale

Alaskan Ales, 2009 Smoked Porter

Baerlic Brewing, Iniquitous Russian Imperial Stout

Base Camp Brewing, Eagle Cap Lager

Bear Republic, Brandy Barrel Aged Grizz

Bison Brewing, The Tramp Belgian Triple

Boneyard Brewing, Notorious Triple IPA

Carlton Cyderworks, Slake Barrel Aged Cider

Deschutes Brewery, 2009 Abyss

Double Mountain, 2013 Black Pearl

Double Mountain, Pêche Mode, Belgian Style Sour Ale w/Peaches

Ex Novo Brewing, Barrel Aged Porter

Gigantic Brewing, Old man Gower’s Winter Trippel Ale

Laurelwood Brewery, Pinot Noir Barrel IMP Stout

Migration Brewing, Barrel Aged Winter Wendigo

Oakshire Brewing, Stone Free Cranberry Ginger Wild Ale

Rouge Ales, Imp YSB

Russian River, Consecration Sour

Russian River, Suplication Sour

Sierra Nevada, Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale

Sierra Nevada, Ovila

Widmer Bro. Brewing, Gentleman’s Club

Wild Ride Brewing & Breakside Brewing Collaboration, Solidarity

Stone Brewing, Your Father Smelt of Elderberry, English Old Ale


Dia De Los Muertos: Festival de Cervezas

Sunday November 1st 1-9pm
Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 SE 32nd Ave) and Imperial Bottleshop (3090 SE Division St)

The Día De Los Muertos Festival De Cervezas will take place concurrently at both locations offering festival goers the opportunity to walk less than half mile between the two and experience an eclectic mix of 20+ death-themed beers and ciders, face painting and live music. Beers named after the dead, and Mexican-influenced beers that pay homage to the country of the holiday’s origin. Full story including the beer list here.

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com